the world is ours

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happy birthday to our dearest jungkook!
thank you for being you 

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I HAVE THE BEST HUSBAND.

All other husbands have to step up their game.
I AM PUTTING YOU ALL ON NOTICE.

Because this is what Werepenguin just gave me. He saw the commission that the amazingly-sweet and wonderfully-talented @yliseryn did for me of Allura in my wedding dress, and this idea began to form in his mind.

And this? This isn’t just Allura in my wedding dress. It’s Shiro in Werepenguin’s suit & tie. That’s OUR cake with OUR cake topper. And then Louise, being the utter sweetheart she is, added the b&w images. And then Werepenguin asked her for color versions of THOSE.

And, on top of all of this, I now have a 20x30 METAL PRINT of that top image that I can hang in our home so everyone can see it. Because this is how happy the memory of our wedding day makes him, even 8 years out. (Well, almost 8 years; he gave this to me as an early anniversary present because he couldn’t stand to sit on it any longer.)

I cried when he gave it to me. I’m crying a bit now. I married the most wonderful man and he is absolutely the best thing in my life and if there’s anything that proves that it’s that I cannot come up with the words to describe how I feel.

@joshkeaton @thebestlaurenmontgomery @bext-k

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happy birthday to our sweet namjoon!
thank you for being our galaxy 

Groups Trump has harmed:
• Refugees and asylum seekers
• Muslims
• Native Americans
• Working class Americans (including the coal miners)
• Syrian civilians
• Transgender people
• People of color
• Immigrants
• Servicemen and servicewomen
• POLAR BEARS
• Basically all the animals
• Flowers & trees
• The ocean
• Outer space (emotionally traumatized)
• His children

Groups he hasn’t harmed
• ISIL
• Russian hackers
• His corporate “friends”

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Our Lady of Nagasaki

On August 9, 1945, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Urakami was obliterated by nuclear bomb Fat Man, killing all the parishioners inside.  The cathedral had been the largest Christian structure in the Asia-Pacific Region prior to its destruction.

Amid the ruins of the church, the head from a previously two meter tall statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was uncovered.  The statue was scorched, with blank sockets where its eyes had melted.  Our Lady of Nagasaki, as the head came to be known, remains on display as a testament to the horrors of nuclear weapons and the resilience of faith and mankind.

Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan said this of Our Lady of Nagasaki: “And it is this head that is haunting: she is scarred, singed badly, and her crystal eyes were melted by the hellish blast. So, all that remains are two empty, blackened sockets. I’ve knelt before many images of the Mother of Jesus before: our Mother of Perpetual Help, the Pieta, the Virgin of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Lourdes, just to name a few. But I’ve never experienced the dread and revulsion I did when the archbishop showed us the head of Our Lady of Nagasaki. She absorbs our sorrows, our worries, our sickness, our fears, like any good mother would. She brings them — and us — to the only one who can do anything about them: Jesus. At Nagasaki, she absorbed the radiation, incinerating heat, the suffering of her children.”

In 2010, at the United Nations review conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the Archbishops of Nagasaki and Hiroshima were in attendance, saying, “We as the bishops of the Catholic Church of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, the only country to have suffered nuclear attacks, demand that the president of the United States, the Japanese government and the leaders of other countries make utmost efforts to abolish nuclear weapons.”  The archbishops brought Our Lady of Nagasaki with them to the conference.

Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami of Nagasaki, who was in utero on the day of the bombing, surviving due to his mother’s distance from the blast radius, also said, “How sad and foolish it is to abuse the progress that humanity has made in the fields of science and technology in order to destroy lives as massively and swiftly as possible.”

“There’s 2 incredible things that are close to magic in life and that’s when people get together for sports and when people get together for music. I think you know like people look at a concert as something very simple in life but think about it: there’s gonna be 10.000 people in this room tonight, who know all the lyrics, who love the music for the same reason, it makes them all feel good at the same time and that doesn’t happen unless it’s in music and that’s very special because to get that many humans all together singing the same song, feeling the same way is very rare”

This is what concerts are about. This is what they SHOULD be about.

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It’s not who you were, it’s who you are
And we’ve come this far, lover